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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2002, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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NOW I understand why people don't like the Williams Sisters

I was racking my brain and scratching my head to understand why such venomous, vindictive invective are hurled on a constant basis on this board and in many tennis circles towards two young girls whose only crime I could discern is that they are the best at what they do. It couldn't be RACISM. That would be unheard of in this society. So I have amassed a list of what Williams detractors think is the problem with the Sisters.

1. They are boring

2.They are saddening

3. Venus is not outgoing enough

4. Serena is too outgoing

5. Venus shows no emotion on court

6. Serena shows too much emotion on court

7. They win too much

8. They are all power

9. They have no finesse which leads to reason #1

10. They are too dominant

11. Other players don't have a chance against them because of reason #8 which leads to reason #7 which causes reason #1 and makes everyone reason #2

12. They fix matches

13. They play too many tournaments together thus ensuring since they are 1 and 2 in the world that they will reach the final which of course takes us back to reason #1 which makes us reason #2

14. They don't play enough tournaments together thereby avoiding challenging each other and falsely holding on to the 1 and 2 rankings (see generally reason #12 and the remarks of Jennifer Capriati)

15. They are arrogant

16. They are conceited

17. They don't hang out with other players because of reasons #15 and 16

18. They don't train and or practice with other players because of reasons #15 and 16.

19. They are ugly

20. They play like men

21. Serena is flamboyant

22. Venus is not flamboyant enough

23. Thier father is crazy

24. Thier father is a bigot

25. Their father has a big mouth

26. Oracene has bad hair

27.Venus has bad hair

28. Serena has bad hair

29. They are too gracious. They refuse to get dragged into a catfight with their opponents thereby not feeding into fan and media sexism and double standards (See Treufreund's recent post entitled Amelie's Latest Quote on the Williams)

30. They don't call their opponents names (see Hingis, Mauresmo, Capriati)

31. They are too articulate

32. They refuse to trash their opponents or blame external sources on the rare occassion that they lose (see Hingis, Capriati, Henin, Mauresmo)

33. They win and thereby deserve the fame and riches that they get (see the career of fan favorite Anna Kournikova from 1997-present)

34. They don't do drugs, shoplift, get arrested, become rebellious, become fat , get depressed and thereby become America's sweetheart after a turnaround only to get fat, depressed,rebellious and confused again. (see the career of J. Capriati)

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No seriously, what are you trying to do/create with that post?
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i dont like venus now.....

i went to the us open, and asked for her autograph, and she just kept walking, pretending not to notice i was even alive. she was very bitchy. we didn't get as close to serena, like 10 feet maybe, but she wouldnt either. she might have though if we were closer.

but we saw venus like 2x and were within 3 feet of her, and she wouldnt.
it wasnt very nice of her, and there was no crowd at all.

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LOL! Oh boy, midora, you're possessed! In a fine way though!

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post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2002, 06:50 PM
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Woohooo I love this post. Too bad the haters will never understand that their envy and jealousy is so transparent and pathetic. When you look at their excuses it really just makes you laugh because its all a pack of lies.

The WTA Women of Wonder Featuring....The Goddess: Venus Williams The Glamazon: Serena Williams The Lioness: Jennifer Capriati The High Priestess: Monica Seles The Saint: Kim Clijsters The Phoenix: Chanda Rubin The Bon Vivant: Amelie Mauresmo The Titan: Lindsay Davenport The Courtesan: Anna Kournikova The Exile: Martina Hingis The Sorceress: Anatasia Myskina The Minx: Maria Sharapova
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post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2002, 07:03 PM
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midora - hands down the post of the day!!!!

I'm sure there will be more lame reasons after tonight's championship.

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Superb post
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post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2002, 07:36 PM
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It was a good post to begin with, but you lost it when you added all the attacks on the other players.
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post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2002, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Pardon. Please include yet another inciteful reason not to like a Williams sister that has been recently posted. It was so good I had to add it.

35. Serena's twirl at the end of her matches is fake and does not appropriately acknowledge the fans who have just booed her.
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i`ve never liked venus and serena.
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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2002, 07:41 PM
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Thumbs up Great Way To Put It On Out There

Great idea midora.

36. They are tooooooooo religious and believe tooooo much in God.

37. They honor thy parents and give them credit.

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26. Oracene has bad hair

Yes thats exactly the reason why i dont like them. I hate orange hair.

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Number 19. could be the real reason.
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Smile The Beautiful Sisters

Cappy Maniac - please lookie in the mirror if you truly want to see ugly and a bad joke. And then take your ugly @ss out in traffic and play by yourself.

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